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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

132 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Accutane)
(142)
acutane
(15)
Paleo Diet
(85)
Bactrim
(34)
No gluten
(106)
Roaccutane
(11)
Clindamyacin phosphate gel
(27)
No sugar
(126)
Azelaic acid
(7)
No dairy
(181)
having a good skincare routine
(22)
Diane 35
(31)
Avoid touching face
(431)
eliminating comedogenic ingredients from skincare routine
(13)
Sit out in the sun with the affected area exposed for at least 15 minutes in the day
(199)
Ketogenic Diet
(14)
Tretinoin
(8)
Benzoyl Peroxide Cream %10
(80)
Epiduo Gel
(20)
Retin A
(209)
Ziana
(5)
Birth control pill / Balance hormones
(224)
Doryx (Doxycycline)
(118)
No Chocolate
(12)
Washing face
(619)
Washing pillowcases regularly
(233)
Clindamycin1% dabber
(104)
Spironolactone
(17)
No fast food
(168)
Tetracycline
(246)
PhotoDynamic Therapy
(16)
Zinc soap
(6)
Cipro
(1)
Sotret
(1)
bikram yoga
(1)
foot bath with baking soda
(1)
Acnutrol Pills
(1)
Benzoyl peroxide 2.5%
(444)
Duac Gel
(53)
Tazorac
(15)
Ole Henriksen products
(10)
Drink a lot of water
(46)
White vinegar
(13)
Benzaclin
(61)
Exuviance Vespera Serum
(2)
Helminthic therapy
(2)
Zinc cream
(19)
Retinol Oral Supplementation
(8)
Azelex
(8)
Glycolic acid
(11)
Metrogel
(11)
Dr. Hauschka Natural Skin Care
(24)
Placing clean towel on pillow each night
(48)
Pantothenic acid
(28)
Amoxicillin
(25)
Sulfur Powder
(25)
AcZone
(7)
Acnetrex
(4)
Cut Alcohol
(4)
Hydrocortisone cream
(26)
Mychelle clear skin serum
(11)
Rosac
(8)
Antibiotic cream
(99)
fresh washcloth each day
(6)
Using fresh aloe vera leaves on skin
(41)
Salicylic acid
(386)
"Cleanance K" by Avene
(25)
Stievia-A Cream .025%
(11)
Gamma Linolenic Acid
(4)
Vaccination with individually developed vaccine
(4)
Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion
(26)
Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream
(1)
fish oil
(1)
Blemish potion
(27)
OBAGI
(16)
Urine therapy
(6)
Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
(6)
Erythromycin topical solution
(56)
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins
(14)
Evening Primrose Oil
(7)
Avoiding pork
(16)
Acne Free
(49)
N-acetylcysteine
(8)
Differin Gel
(42)
Chemical-free, vegan cosmetics / personal care products
(110)
avoid spicy food
(9)
Witch hazel
(5)
Aloe Vera Soap
(19)
African Black Soap
(28)
Vitamin D
(48)
Aromatherapy
(16)
Vegan diet
(84)
Aveda Enbrightenment Wash
(8)
Burt's Bees blemish stick
(13)
Clay Mask
(13)
Air Purifier
(24)
Oil Cleansing Method
(64)
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar
(44)
Zinc
(121)
Vitamin D3
(122)
Cetaphil for sensitive skin
(172)
Post-Sleep Saliva on affected area
(2)
No eggs
(33)
Pregnancy
(23)
Bert's Bees Cleansing Milk
(12)
Honey
(87)
Washing face with baking soda
(15)
Kumkumadi Lepana
(1)
Avoid Nightshade vegetables
(1)
mother dirt probiotic spray
(1)
Veltin
(1)
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
(1)
Antioxidants
(1)
Aging (improvement after around age 19)
(271)
Tea tree oil
(258)
Alpha Hydroxy Acid
(38)
Flax Oil
(55)
Apple cider vinegar tonic
(83)
Exercise
(228)
Proactiv
(231)
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
(173)
Using nothing but water on face
(154)
Jojoba Oil
(14)
Toothpaste on acne
(171)
Murad AcneComplex
(53)
Hydrogen peroxide
(113)
Sauna
(44)
Rubbing Alcohol
(136)
Emu Oil
(11)
Bar soap
(199)
Clearasil Stayclear
(184)
Not washing face at all
(25)

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